Both Messi and Ronaldo have been the two best players in the world for the majority of the 21st century. Both players have won the prestigious Ballon d’Or award a combined 12 times since 2008.
Ronaldo’s Ballon d’Or tally is at five, while Messi has been named the best player in the world seven times.
While Pedri paid his respects to both legends, he picked the former Culer Messi, ahead of Ronaldo while giving his verdict on the never-ending debate. Here’s what the Barcelona player stated as he arrived as a brand ambassador for a TCL event:
“Cristiano is an amazing player, a total show watching him score goals. But for me, Messi is more complete, a player who gives you all so for me, I keep with Leo Messi.” (h/t SPORF)
Ronaldo and Messi hold countless records between them. Ronaldo is the all-time top scorer in the UEFA Champions League. He is also the highest goalscorer ever in football history with 815 goals. The Portuguese legend is the highest goalscorer ever in club football with 698 goals and also in international football with 117 goals.
Messi, meanwhile, is yet another phenomenon. He is the record goalscorer in La Liga and Barcelona’s history. The Little Magician is one of the best dribblers the world has ever seen.
Pedri, on the other hand, has turned out to be one of the most reliable players for Barcelona. In 80 games for the Blaugaranaus, the midfielder has scored 10 goals and provided seven assists. He was the winner of the 2021 Golden Boy award.